Racing / South West Traveller Series

What is the SW Traveller Series and how do I enter?

The SW run a series of race days or weekends around the region. Event overall positions are accrued to generate and overall Traveller series score. The series is open to sailors sailing an International Topper class dinghy with a 6.4, 5.3 or 4.2 sail and who are members of a National Topper Class Association (ITCA), paid up members of the host club may enter any of the events. Non-members of ITCA may enter 1 training and 1 race event on a try before you buy basis to allow the young sailor to dip their toes in and see if they enjoy sailing in the Topper family.

The Traveller series is made up of 11 race events, after 10 events the sailors can discard their worst 3 events so sailors do not have to commit to every event to achieve a good series score.

In order to cater for sailors who may miss a chunk of the season for example new sailors joining the fleet mid season, or for older sailors about to transition out of the class, the overall series is split into 2 sub series with a summer series of the first 7 events and after a break for the summer school holidays when the World and National Championships are hosted an Autimn series of 4 races. So if you miss events early on or you are new to the class and you expect results to improve as the season progresses fear not there is always the Autumn series to play for.

As well as event prizes usually presented at the host club after each event there will be series prizes awarded at the conclusion of the series.

As well as Traveller race days, most events have an ITCA open training day the same weekend, this enables our young sailors to get some professional race training and gain some confidence so join in the racing.

To enable a sailor to get a result in the Traveller series the sailor must members of a National Topper Class Association ( and simply enter one of the included race events. There is no entry fee or entry process to join the series, the sailor is entered automatically when they enter their first race event. 

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Sat 16th March

Sun 17th March 

Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club 

 ITCA Open Training Traveller # 1 (Summer 1)


Sat 30th March

Sun 31st March 

Fowey Combined Clubs

ITCA Open Training Traveller # 2 (Summer 2)


Sat 27th April 

Sun 28th April 

Paignton SC ITCA Open TrainingTraveller # 3 (Summer 3)  

Sat 11th May

Sun 12th May 


Castle Cove SC

ITCA Open Training Traveller # 4 (Summer 4) 

Saturday 8th open training will be used as a selector event for the 2023/24 RYA RTG squad

Sat 1st June

Sun 2nd June 

Saltash Sailing Club 

ITCA Open Training

Traveller # 5 (Summer 5)


Sat 15th June

Sun 16th June 

Dittisham Sailing Club - River Dart 

ITCA Open Training

Traveller # 6 (Summer 6)


Sat 22nd June

Sun 23rd June 

WPNSA - Portland

RYA SW & South Regional Junior Champs

Traveller # 7 (Summer 7) 

The event will be used as a selector event for the 2024/25 RYA RTG squad

Sat 7th Sept

Sun 8th Sept 

Plymouth Youth Sailing (Mountbatten) 

ITCA Open Training

Traveller # 8 (Autumn 1) 

The event will be used as a selector event for the 2023/24 RYA RTG squad. The Saturday will be used by coaches to assess candidates suitability and Sundays race results will be used as a qualifier

Sat 14th Sept

Sun 15th Sept 

Warsash Sailing Club - Solent  ‘Super South Championships’ Traveller # 9 (Autumn 2)   ‘Super South Champs’ 2 days of championship racing. It is a combined traveller with the South and London/South-East regions.

Sat 5th Oct

Sun 6th Oct 

Chew Valley Lake SC

ITCA Open Training

Traveller # 10 (Autumn 3)


Sat 19th Oct

Sun 20th Oct 

Parkstone YC 

SW End of Season Champs

Traveller #11 (Autumn 4) 

2 days of regatta racing.

To see the results of the 2023 series click:

South West Area Event Results (

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